Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 24, 1863 Orderly Sergt was taken prisoner I was promoted to his place

Gainsvill Oct 24th 1863 Dear Mother I wrote a letter to you day before yesterday which was my birthday.  but [as] it was with a pencile & I carried it in my pocket ever cince I thought I would copy … Continue reading

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Oct 20, 1863 Captain Judson

4 miles beyone Bul Run Oct 20 Dear Mother. I received a letter day before yesterday from you of the 10th & as I could not answer it until now I will make a feble effort to tell what has … Continue reading

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Oct. 16, 1863 the old Bull Run battle field

4 miles from Centerville. Oct. 16th Dear Mother the last 6 days have been to me the most eventfull of any in my life. I was called to horse when I was writing last & we fell back almost to … Continue reading

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Oct. 10, 1863 this morning Gen Custy came into Camp

In September, although his life was far from peaceful, Spence McOmber had time to think about his needs for the coming winter and to prepare an itemized list for his parents.  He would have far less time in October to … Continue reading

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